Iowa: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Saturday report

McDONALD'S DRIVER RAHAL TO START NINTH IN THE IOWA CORN INDY 250 AT IOWA SPEEDWAY WHILE DOORNBOS WILL START 15TH; WATER SEEPAGE CANCELLED QUALIFYING AND FIELD WILL START BASED ON POINT STANDINGS Graham Rahal, No. 02 McDonald's ...

McDONALD'S DRIVER RAHAL TO START NINTH IN THE IOWA CORN INDY 250 AT IOWA SPEEDWAY WHILE DOORNBOS WILL START 15TH; WATER SEEPAGE CANCELLED QUALIFYING AND FIELD WILL START BASED ON POINT STANDINGS

Graham Rahal, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "I don't think we would be on pole but I think the McDonald's car would be starting significantly higher than our point standing so we're going to have our work cut out for us tomorrow and, unfortunately and that's not what we wanted. We'll work hard for it and try to get better as the day goes on. I was really hoping that there was going to be a few less guys that I didn't have to worry about passing to get to the front. Now there is a lot of importance on pit stops, a lot of importance on making sure we have a good car and if we have to make changes during the race, we can do it in a hurry because we've got some work to do to get to the front. That's for sure. The race car is darned good though."

Robert Doornbos, No. 06 Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "It was a disappointing day for the series. Everyone wants to qualify. It's always a nice feature of the IndyCar Series but it's good to put safety first and I fully respect the decision. Just looking at my own performance and the 06 crew, we lacked the pace. It wasn't a fun day."

-credit: nhlr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Graham Rahal , Robert Doornbos